July 13, 2015

The right Tanzania’s guidebook in your pocket

Choose carefully your faithful travel companion… we’re talking about the guidebook, that is going to be with you from the planning phase of your journey up to the day you will be on the road!

Many publishers offer guidebooks for Tanzania and Zanzibar and often it is not easy to understand which it’s going to be the right one… so, let’s have a look to the most popular.

Rough Guide for Tanzania & Zanzibar

Written by Jens Finke, the Rough Guide for Tanzania & Zanzibar is a reliable source of information, providing an introduction about the country as well as many useful tips about how to organize a journey. Next to travel suggestions, you will find an introductory section with many general information about Tanzania (cultural customs, food, health service, etc). The guide focuses on giving practical information, reviews about hotels and restaurant for every budget and clear maps - but also a wide frame about wildlife that you can observe during a safari.

Bradt Guide for Tanzania

Bradt guidebooks are widely recognized to be the best for travellers in Africa. The deep knowledge of the different countries and the extensive experience “on the road” of their authors are the warranty of the quality of these books. Bradt is a pioneer publisher, tracking unusual destinations with focus on sustainable tourism. A nice and refined layout of the pages and the use of color are also elements that make this guidebooks not just useful but also nice to read.

Lonely Planet for Tanzania & Zanzibar

Lonely Planet is nowdays the world’s leading travel guide publisher. Their guides are rich of information but also easy to read, suitable even for non-expert travelers. The one about Tanzania offers samples of itinerary, an interesting section about general information (language, local customs, food, health service, etc.), maps and reviews about hotels, restaurants and tourist attractions. It is suitable for backpackers as well as all-inclusive tourists.

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